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2022 Superintendent Search

The Superintendent Search page was created in March of 2022 to update the Nutley community on the process of selecting and hiring the district’s next Superintendent.


Nutley Board of Education Announces Superintendent of Schools: June 20, 2022


Superintendent Search Update: May 19, 2022

The Board of Education has completed the interviews for Superintendent of Schools and has selected a candidate. They are currently in contract negotiations with this candidate and once the County Superintendent approves the contract, the Board will schedule a special meeting in June to announce the candidate and approve their contract.


Superintendent Search Update: April 23, 2022

  • There were a total of twenty seven applications.
  • The twenty-seven candidates included twelve central office administrators, five principals, and ten other candidates with limited administrative and educational experiences.
  • There were ten external and internal candidates who met the Board of Education and stakeholders’ criteria and were invited to an interview with our consultant Dr. Bolandi. Nine accepted and were interviewed by Dr. Bolandi and his findings were presented to the Board of Education on April 7th.
  • The Board of Education is reviewing the candidate pool along with the nine candidates interviewed by Dr. Bolandi. The Nutley Board of Education has directed Dr. Bolandi to schedule the first round of interviews during the week of May 2nd. The Board will then decide the two finalists, for interviews during the week of May 16th. The Nutley Board of Education anticipates an approval of the board at our May 23rd meeting or during a special meeting in early June.


The following is a summary of the personal, leadership, knowledge and issues that are important for a new Superintendent to have and understand. This was compiled by reviewing approximately 225 surveys, meeting with fifteen stakeholder groups and Board of Education. I appreciate all the people that have participated and were candid in their feedback. This will help review and recommend candidates for the Board of Education to interview. The next step in the search is to review the applications and ensure that they meet the criteria the Board of Education has established. The Board of Education will review all applications and profiles of the candidates that were interviewed and will decide on who they will interview. After the Board of Education has gone through the interviewing process the final candidate/s will meet with stakeholder’s groups to provide additional feedback before a final candidate is chosen.

Personal Qualities






Dear Nutley Stakeholders,

The Nutley Public School District is embarking on a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Education has hired Ronald E. Bolandi to assist us through this process. Mr. Bolandi has been an educator in New Jersey for over 40 years and a Superintendent for 25 years. In addition, he has done numerous Superintendent searches throughout the state, helping districts find and hire new leadership. 

The Board has identified key community stakeholders groups for Mr. Bolandi to meet with, as he begins this search process.  Through these meetings, we hope that the community can offer feedback on the attributes needed in our District leader as well as the challenges that will face our new Superintendent in the coming years.

The Board has also prepared a survey for all community members, including parents, staff, and students. We encourage all to participate in this process. The survey link can be found here. You can also find this link and all other pertinent information and updates on the new portion of our district website, called “Superintendent Search.” There, we will provide you with weekly updates on the process of our search.

We, as a Board, look forward to your input. As always, we appreciate your support in this process.



Daniel A. Carnicella

Board of Education President




We welcome feedback from all community members as we begin our search. A link to a survey is available here:

The survey will be open for input March 10 - March 25. 


HOW TO APPLY: For those interested in applying, please visit Frontline here:



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The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.